In the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, my brother and I were members of the Honolulu Boy Choir under the direction of its founders, Roy and Nile Hallman. It was a great experience to learn not only how to sing and gain stage performance experience but Mr. Hallman taught us boys a lot of discipline.
This is a picture of Wayman, me and our sister, Grace.
In our third year, Wayman and I got to sing solos during the Christmas season for the My Favorite Things song. We even got to sing it on the yearly Christmas television special.
Each summer the Boy Choir did summer tours. In the first summer, Wayman traveled with the choir to the west coast U.S. In the second summer, I got to join Wayman in the boy choir tour to Tahiti and Samoa. In the third summer, we toured with the choir to Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and the Big Island.